Meditating on Death

Book Title: Christeliicken waerseggher : de principale stucken van t'christen geloof en Leuen int cort begrijpende. Met een rolle der deugtsaemheyt daer op dienende. Ende een schildt-wacht teghen de valsche waersegghers, tooueraers, etc. / Deur den e. Heer P. Ioannes David, priester der Societeijt Iesu

Author: David, Jan, 1545?-1613

Image Title: Meditating on Death

Scripture Reference:

Description: The image depicts Jesus on the cross, which stands on a pile of skulls, within a grave circle beside a sign that reads "Learn from me, Matth. 2 (Matthew 11:29);" a skeleton holds a sign that reads, "To me, yesterday: and to you, today, Eccli. 38 (Ecclesiasticus 38:23)," a master teaches a group of young students and Jesus teaches a group of men in the background. The Latin superscription reads, "The height of philosophy, meditation on death," and the text below, "Who teaches the scornful arrogant of the world to tread on these? The decaying bones of those buried in rank graves.".

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